Glasgow Gaelic School
Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu
147 Berkeley Street

G3 7HP

Coordinates55°51′52″N 4°16′48″W / 55.8645°N 4.2799°W / 55.8645; -4.2799
TypeNursery, Primary, Secondary
MottoCànan. Cultar. Cothrom.
(Language. Culture. Opportunity.)
Local authorityGlasgow City Council
Age3 to 18
Enrolment630 (Sept 2011)
LanguageScottish Gaelic
Colour(s)    Red, Black, Gold

Glasgow Gaelic School (Scottish Gaelic: Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu) is a primary and secondary school in Glasgow, Scotland which teaches through the medium of Scottish Gaelic. This teaching method is commonly known as Gaelic medium education. The secondary school catchment area serves the whole of Glasgow and the primary school catchment is in the west of the city.

GME primary provision is offered at Bun-Sgoil Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, Glendale Gaelic Primary and Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Bhaile a’ Ghobhainn (Govan Gaelic Primary School).


The first Gaelic School opened in 1999 as a primary school only: Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu (Glasgow Gaelic Primary School) situated in Ashley Street, Woodlands.[1][2] As the school roll grew it became necessary to relocate to larger premises. Unused buildings at Berkeley Street, Sandyford (also a site used by Woodside Secondary School until 1999), were identified, and reopened in August 2006 as Glasgow Gaelic School, providing Gaelic medium education for pre-5, primary and secondary pupils.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Buie, Elizabeth (28 September 1999). "When the Gael force wins". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  2. ^ Woodside Secondary (Annexe) (Glasgow City Archives, Department of Education, 1970s), The Glasgow Story
  3. ^ Brown, Craig (22 August 2006). "Gaelic first as £4m new campus offers education for ages 3 to 18". The Scotsman. Retrieved 4 March 2018.